Square Foot Garden: Everyone with 6 square feet of space can create a raised garden bed. Mine is 4x8 ft, and has provided me with several zuchinni, eggplant, mini-peppers, and herbs such as basil and mint! So peaceful to look at and so satisfying to grow your own food.
Put newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been present in the soil will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, & when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.
Companion planting chart - (pdf and excel versions) Choosing what to plant together for the happiest, healthiest garden is called “companion planting.” Companion planting is the practice of growing plants next to each other for mutual benefit.
Square Foot Gardening | A Quick & Easy Way to Begin or Expand Your Garden | Grow a Good Life | If you are just starting a garden or want to expand your growing space, the Square Foot Gardening method is worth considering. The beds are easy to build with no digging or tilling required.